Why your horse needs ‘active rest’

PLUS: 6 principles of successful training

We all worry about burnout during the busy riding and competition season. And, of course, every equine athlete—whether an elite competitor or weekend warrior—needs time off. But sometimes changing up your horse’s activities is better for his body and mind than rest. This edition of the Extra offers tips for forging a better, more productive partnership with your equine friend though a more varied riding and training routine.

  • Getting in tune with your horse
  • The virtues of trial and error
  • Flexibility for the win


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